Persuasive Writing By Lisa Selin Davis

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An op-ed contributor author for The New York Times magazine, Lisa Selin Davis writes about the struggle of what her daughter has to go through on a daily basis due to her being mistaken for being a little boy due to the way she dresses. Lisa considers that her daughter is just a tomboy and not a transgender as you could tell by the title. Since the question gets brought up everywhere she goes, Lisa has become frustrated because she doesn’t want her daughter to have to go through the taunting at school when she knows for herself that she is, in fact, a girl. I will be analyzing the key elements of persuasive writing in the article that I chose. The author 's kairos is that she talks about this topic is being brought up at her daughter place of learning and that is a controversy that is a public topic. This makes the audience know that this one topic is being brought up and there are many things happening in people’s lives who are involved.“I just wanted to check,” the teacher said. “Your child wants to be called a boy, right? Or is she a boy that wants to be called a girl? Which is it again? (Davis 1).” Lisa adds this quote to show that her daughters teacher as asked this question multiple times. The ethos that the writer uses is that the author shows she 's credible because she is a mother, not only is she a mother but she is someone who understands what is happening in the world.“I am used to correcting strangers, who mistake my 7-year-old daughter for a boy 100

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